Evangeline Downs Opens Quarter Horse Meet on September 28

The 46-night season runs through December 17.

Edited press release

John Hamilton and David Alvarez were honored as last year's leading jockeys at Evangeline Downs. Both riders will return for the track's 2016 season, which opens September 28. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Evangeline Downs will open its 46-night fall American Quarter Horse meet on Wednesday, September 28.

Evangeline Downs will offer live racing on a Wednesday-through-Saturday schedule through closing night, December 17. Post time every night will be 5:35 p.m. (Central).

Evangeline's stakes schedule will once again be topped by the 400-yard, $1-million Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders’ Association Futurity (RG1) for state-bred 2-year-olds -- the state’s richest race for any breed -- on November 19. Other stakes highlights include the 400-yard, $100,000-added Evangeline Downs Futurity and the 400-yard, $50,000-added Evangeline Downs Derby, both of which will be run on closing night. Click here for a complete stakes schedule.

Evangeline Downs will be welcoming back the leaders from the 2015 season, including leading jockeys John Hamilton and David Alvarez and leading trainer and owner Robert Touchet.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the track can also be followed on Facebook.

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